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Glasgow’s Meet the CM: Aperol Aperitivo & Pizza Party @ Firebird



The sun was shining down on Glasgow last Wednesday night as 30 Glasgow Yelpers made their way to Firebird for a delicious evening of Aperol apéritifs & pizzas at the Meet the CM event!

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Our special guest of the night was Loris from Aperol – he even flew in from Italy just for the event, rumour has it straight from his gondola – and he made sure all the Yelpers had an Aperol Spritz to sip as soon as they arrived, adding what Ben M thought was ‘a real kick to the night!’. Loris chatted to the Yelpers about the perfect time for enjoying an Aperol: in the sun, with some light bites. While we can’t even guarantee sunshine in Glasgow, Firebird makes you feel all warm and sunny with its beautiful bright orange feature wall and floor to ceiling windows!

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Yelpers sampled three Firebird pizzas: spiced lamb, courgette and Serrano ham which were a hit all round! One Yelper noted that ‘pizza was snarfed up so quickly–surely a good sign if it's all gone! The Ham and Rocket did not disappoint and I couldn't wait to try some more!’

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It was then time for the Yelp pizzas: before the event, Yelpers had submitted their ‘dream pizzas’ and three were selected to be made on the night. Congrats to Jen W, Nicola C and Elizabeth T for getting their pizzas to the final!

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Jen W’s McMegatron featured goats’ cheese, caramelised onion and haggis – a true Scottish pizza! Nicola C went for something a little different with chickpeas, chorizo, red pepper and Manchego cheese (the Sensational Spanish!). The Thrilla by Elizabeth T was topped with caramelized onion, pine nut, pears, green salad and gorgonzola!

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Voting took place while Yelpers sipped on the second drink of the night: Aperol Sour! Jen W was proclaimed the clear winner with her haggis pizza and collected bragging rights as well as having her pizza featured on the Firebird menu for the next month!
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You can check out all the reviews of the night here, the photos here, and find me – Briony C – o Yelp here! A huge thank you to everyone who made the event such a wonderful night: Firebird, Robin for the photos, Loris from Aperol and Nucoco for providing wee gift bags of chocolates for the guests!

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Briony C
Yelp Glasgow Community Manager

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